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FORCLIME Facilitates Community Based Forest Management in Kapuas Hulu

The District Plantation and Forestry Service of Kapuas Hulu, together with GIZ FORCLIME and the local civil society organisation Kami Anak Bangsa (KABAN), conducted a meeting in the village of Nanga Lauk, Embaloh Hilir sub-district, Kapuas Hulu district in West Kalimantan province to disseminate information concerning Community Based Forest Management (CBFM). The two-days meeting was undertaken from 30th  – 31st of August 2013 and was attended by 43 inhabitants of the village.
The objective of the activity was to increase public comprehension about polices related to forest resource management. Additionally, members of the local community were also able to get further information on policies for non-timber forest products (NTFPs), particularly forest honey, through the establishment of a Forest Honey Working Group as part of the social forestry scheme.

It is expected that the event will lead to increased public knowledge and understanding about the concept of CBFM, as well as provide evidence of possible NTFP management potentials, such as honey collection, in Nanga Lauk village.
Nanga Lauk village, as many villages in Embaloh Hilir sub-district, is located along the river. Most of the village area is lowland or swamp forest, including peatlands which are an ideal habitat for honey-bees. Furthermore, Nanga Lauk lies within a Model Forest Management Unit (FMU) which constitutes a pilot area for the development and trialling of emission reduction efforts as part of the Indonesian – German cooperation through the FORCLIME programme.

For more information, please contact
Ali Mustofa, Thematic Leader for Community Empowerment

Applying Competence Based Learning (CBL) in the Forestry Education and Training Center

The Ministry of Forestry, through the Center of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME, organized a Workshop on “Strengthening the Implementation Plan of Competence Based Learning (CBL)” in Bogor on August 27th, 2013. Through this activity FORCLIME supports Human Capacity Development in the forestry sector.

The main objective of the workshop was to build a common understanding of the CBL concept. The workshop was attended by 35 officials and lecturers representing the CFET, the Forestry Training Centers (BDK) in Bogor and Samarinda  and the Center for Planning and Development of Human Resources in the Ministry of Forestry (Pusrenbang SDMK). Two consultants, funded by FORCLIME, conducted the workshop, which was facilitated by Edy Marbyanto, FORCLIME’s Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development.

In his opening speech, the Head of CFET welcomed this positive activity that is in line with the CFET programme for CBL development, which currently focuses on designing Standards for Competence-Based Technical and Administrative Training in the Forestry Sector (Standar Diklat Teknis dan Administrasi Berbasis Kompetensi Jabatan Kehutanan, Stadita Kombatan).

Many of participants were very interested in the topic and expressed their enthusiasm to be involved in the subsequent Training of Trainers (ToT) for CBL that will be conducted from 2nd to 6th of September 2013.

For further information please contact:
Edy Marbyanto
Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development

Training on Tree Nursery Development at the Forest Management Unit in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Aiming at strengthening capacities for Forest Management Unit (FMU) management, FORCLIME works together with the Model FMU in Kapuas Hulu as well as the District Forest Service to conduct training on tree nursery establishment. The objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of FMU staff and local communities in providing good quality tree seedlings for various purposes. Moreover, the acquired competencies are expected to be the basis for the business development of the FMU.

Training materials used cover: planning of seed production, the seed production process starting with seed procurement, maintenance, control of pests and diseases until nursery establishment which includes site selection techniques, preparation of seedbed location, and installation of irrigation systems for watering the seedlings. The training included both direct practice in the field  and theoretical presentations in the classroom.

The training was held for 4 days from 29th of July until 1st of August 2013 in Putussibau and was opened by the Head of the Plantation and Forestry Service (Disbunhut) of Kapuas Hulu, Drs. Hasan, MSi. who,. in his opening speech, highly appreciated the training activities.
The 18 participants in the training belonged to various institutions such as Disbunhut of Kapuas Hulu, FMU Kapuas Hulu, Extension Forestry Unit, Saka Wana Bhakti, and the FORCLIME Programme Management Unit in the district (District Project Management Unit - DPMU).

For further information please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for FMU Development
Ali Mustofa, Thematic Leader for Community Empowerment

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